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  CSPAN    Road to the White House    Series/Special.  (2012) The  
   latest events from the campaign trail.  

    November 5, 2012
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happening because we're putting the money into the nhs, and they take it out. >> -- barron. >> thank you, mr. speaker. further to the vote on the 18th of october regarding the contentious decision and acts of the second battalion -- [inaudible] and given that we have very recently, only last night, met with the secretary of defense. would the prime minister meet with me and other interested members to discuss this issue? >> i'm always happy to talk to colleagues about this issue, as i know the ministry of defense and the secretary of state is. as he knows, we've had to make difficult decisions to put in place the future structure of the army with 82,000 regular soldiers and a larger reserve of 32,000 territorial army soldiers. i think that is right. clearly we've had to make some decisions about the regiments and battalions, and we were trying to save as many as possible. i think the proposals have taken that into account but, of course, the defense secretary
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will go on listening to representations. >> [inaudible] >> mr. speaker, will the prime minister confirm that the changes to child benefit due to be introconstitutioned in january -- introduced in january this year, next year, is -- that the cost of that, the overall cost is very much over 100 million pounds? >> the changes that we are making to child benefit where we are taking child benefit away altogether from those making over 60,000 pounds, that is going to save two billion pounds. now, it is necessary to make tough decisions in order to deal with the massive deficit bigger than greece, bigger than spain that his party left us. and i have to say i find it completely inexplicable why the party opposite that says they want those with the broadest backs to share some of the burden oppose the idea of taking a child benefit away from people over 60, 70, 80, 90,000. i don't see why the front bench sitting there should go on
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collecting their child benefit when we're having to make so many other difficult decisions. >> [inaudible] >> thank you, mr. speaker. will my right honorable friend join me in con develop late -- congratulating douglas -- [inaudible] in my constituency on their queen's award or while successfully supporting -- [inaudible] does he agree with me that that is a fine example of british business on the up and, indeed, the best of -- [inaudible] >> i think the honorable lady makes a very important point. we need to have export-led growth in this country, we need a rebalancing in this country. that is what the increase in manufacturing and export production is all about, but we need to go further and faster and, that >> you have been watching british prime minister's questions. you can find video of past
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questions and other british affairs programs. join us wednesday for at a live question time at 7:00 a.m. eastern and again on sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. next, a debate for a u.s. house seat in minnesota. michele bachmann faces a jim graves in their final of three debates. she is in her third term and was a republican presidential candidate this year. jim graves has a background in business and is the founder of a national hotel franchise. this the belt was held in st. paul, minn., and is about 20 minutes. let met ronnie thought no one was looking, and he said 47% of
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the american people were not willing to take responsibility for themselves. who does he think he is? not where i come from. not here in lakewood. not in cleveland. those people have been the backbone of this country. let me tell you who they are. there are people working and making a salary. they are >> welcome back, today we have a live debate in the sixth congressional district, the district including cities like st. cloud and monticello. i am joined by the incumbent congresswoman, michele bachmann, and jim graves, thank you. knowing that you are down to the final hours of your campaign, hopefully we can learn something from the both of you. the opponent in many of your ads pain to as big spending jim. you do not often hear democrats referring to themselves as conservatives. >> i am really a fiscal conservative to the bone. i have balanced budgets and created businesses my whole life and have always made my payments. i know how to balance the budget and i know how to get things done. that is what really makes a
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conservative. balancing the budget, getting the hard work done, making it happen. i have done it my whole lifetime. i am all about being a fiscal conservative. >> do you see him in any way, shape, or form, as the conservative, or as a big spending liberal? >> the positions he has supported our the signature issues of barack obama. has supported our the signature issues of barack obama. being in support of a $1 trillion stimulus, which failed to create jobs, or for the bailout, or for obama care, which cost $1.80 trillion, or the dog franc bill, which is killing access to credit, indicating he is willing to raise taxes on the middle-class willing to pay for the unpaid for spending. that is a real difference between the two of us, i want less government, not more. lower taxes, not higher taxes. >> do you see her as independent?
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>> she is the most polarizing person in congress. i would have voted against the bridge. >> people in this district have wanted to get the river bridge built and passed. that was tried time after time. it did not give done. i've got to get there are democrats senators, i brought to get their vikings fans and packers fans because we had to be able to get the delegations together. this was no small left. i had to get it through four hundred 35 members of congress. i got on the desk of barack
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obama. we got it done. >> to you see her as an independent? >> she is the most polarizing person in congress. that is a fact. i would have voted against the bridge. i felt it was too expensive. we could have gotten that done for $400 million. every dollar counts. we need to get back to the basics. she's the most polarizing person in congress. >> let me respond. the bridge was estimated to cost $80 million in 1992 but because of radical environmental groups that delayed one suit after another they brought the price of to what it is today. the all of this was a bridge worth being built.
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this is the spending that he is. there should be more federal stimulus money. >> i would have voted against it. we did not need the rolls royce. >> let's start with infrastructure. the federal spending that president obama championed and was passed by congress. where you stand on that? should there be more kendall stimulus money? what would you do? >> had i been in congress, that bill would have been different. it would have been focused on infrastructure. it's got to be politicized. >> it started to be very politicized. i would have made a change to it. >> i voted against it. it was spending $1 trillion. never before have we spent that much money on government works
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progress. this in not add jobs in the private sector. i know how to grow jobs in the private sector. we meet the payroll every two weeks. one thing i understand is we have to be a pro-growth tax code. it is killing jobs, not creating jobs. >> the federal deficit stands at $16 trillion. what would you do specifically to try to balance the budget that would to entertain the idea of more taxes? >> i do not support more taxes. we are spent $2.20 trillion to the federal government. the problem is not that we're not spending enough money. the problem is the out of control spending. i would have said no to very
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expensive projects. he cannot continue to spend money like that like barack obama did. never before have we had trillion dollar deficits. we have for the last four years. we cannot spend that money and give it to our kids. >> i think we have to move along the lines of the simpson-bowles plan, a balanced approach that addresses the issues. we're going to try to get our spending down to 21% of gdp. >> president obama did not originally go for it. >> nobody did. i would. a lot of this is getting rid of tax expenditures which are loopholes. we can raise a lot of revenues by getting rid of loopholes. royalties to coal companies. rate oil companies.
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-- breaks to the oil companies. these are what we call attack expenditures. take them away and we can get more revenue. >> we can cut everything we possibly can to the bone. we cannot pass this down the road to our kids and grandkids. we have to be serious. we have to do the heavy lifting. >> let's wish to medicare. do you support paul ryan's plan that would change medicare for people who are under the age of 55? some people have called it a vulture system. -- voucher system. >> i support saving medicare, in favor of the principles of the ryan plan. it was a group of principals. the whole goal was to save medicare. i was in the east room of the white house. the president has no plan to save medicare. he entered has that his plan is obamacare. most seniors have no idea that
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president obama's plan is that medicare will go away and senior citizens will go into obamacare. most seniors understand that obamacare will mean a deny of care for seniors. that is not what i mean. >> michele bachmann wants to eliminate both medicare and social security. >> that is wrong. he just made a false statement. >> can i talk please? here's the situation. we have to say this to programs -- save those two programs to get serious. i put on the floor that let's raise the social security cap. it saves social security for many years. seniors will have insurance that they can retire that they have earned. on the other time, we have to attack the issue on the cost side and be willing to negotiate with pharmaceuticals. michele bachmann is ready to do
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that. -- is not willing to do that. >> these are false statements and assertions. what i have worked on is to make sure we say social security, save medicare. we have to reform. medicare is 50 years old. we have to update the way we deliver high-quality health care. we have to make sure it is there for kids who are coming. everyone knows we need a before. -- we need reform. >> we will be back in just a moment. we will talk about obamacare and foreign policy and hopefully some energy policy. we will be back in just a moment. >> jim graves is here to rebut that commercial. i'm here with him and michele bachmann. your opponent just said that
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you favor all aspects of obamacare and would like to keep it intact. is that true? >> no. there are some good things. we talked about those kids staying in to the program until they are 26 years old. we have talked about these exchanges that will open up the bidding process and let small businesses buy insurance. this is by no means a done. it is a process. the heavy lifting is bending the cost curve. we have not done that yet. >> the coverage is pretty popular. do you want to scrap all of that? >> i want to bring down the cost of health care. obamacare escalated the cost of health care. it is money we do not have. we did not need the government to take over 1/6 of the economy. that is a cost of about $5
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billion a year which we can do. that money will go to the states so we can take care of people's needs. the big issue is bringing down the cost. obamacare has escalated the cost and taken the decision making away from the people. i want to empower people and bring down the price. >> on the issue of abortion, lately that has become a big issue in some senate campaigns around the country. a couple of republicans have sparked controversy by saying that they would not allow abortions in the case of rape. where do you stand on that? and under what situations would you find abortion to be allowed? >> i am 100% pro-life. people know i stand for life. my husband and i have taken 23
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foster kids into our home. >> specifically on the issue. under what situation would you allow that? >> i stand to reject except in the case of the life of the mother. >> if someone is a victim of rape and abortion should not be allowed? >> i stand for the protection of life from conception until death. >> abortion is a travesty. -- tragedy. i will help women avoid that difficult choice. i will work for a real meaningful maternity leave. equal pay for equal work. this is a woman's issue between herself and her god. and her family. there is one bill that michele bachmann sent in congress. i would have voted for the bill. she did not. it restricted any federal funding for any abortions. michele bachmann did not vote
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for it. i would have. >> let me just say. it is important to clarify. i do not support taxpayer funding of abortion. obamacare includes tax their funding of abortion. it is important peoplei in no -- people know i in now way support it. >> you said the obama administration said the muslim brotherhood has made a "deep penetration in the house of our government" and you raise questions about one of the aide to hillary clinton. john mccain called the accusations as having no basis or logic. do you stand by the acquisitions? -- accusations? did you see proof that the muslim brotherhood has infiltrated the government? >> i certainly do stand by those letters. what we know is that terrorism
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continues to remain a real threat in the united states. i serve on the intelligence committee. we deal with classified secrets. a number of people came out in support of us. the events in benghazi proved that the united states remained under attack here and in the united states. >> but there's no proof that the muslim brotherhood was involved? >> we're only getting into for what al-sharia has admitted to. again, the muslim brotherhood is a violent organization is there a spillover effect. >> you call these accusations ridiculous and outrageous. >> they are. they are inflammatory. i will stand with senator mccain and john boehner. here is the thing. there's nothing more important in this country than to protect
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its people. i stand behind that 100%. we do not need to polarize or antagonize especially when it is not even called for. we need to come together and protect our ambassadors. i have an ambassador friends in the middle east. we have to protect those people. it was a tragedy what happened in benghazi. we have to learn from that terrible experience. >> thank god we have members of congress that are asking questions. that is all we did. >> you made an acquisition about -- accusation about the muslim brotherhood. >> we did not. we ask questions. we ask them to take a look. it is within reason to think these violent organization to have declared they want the destruction of israel and the united states, the obama administration did not listen or pay attention. a tragedy ensued. we members that to ask tough
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questions. >> i will allow you each to make a closing statement. we will begin with the challenger. >> thank you. our country is on a train wreck, a fiscal train wreck. we have to stop it before it happens. if we do not deal with that it will deal with us. we have seen that michele bachmann has been in congress for six years. it should not be able to curb the cost curve. should not been able to stop the spiraling of the debt. i'm a business person that will make things happen. i will be fiscally conservative and make this congress work into the heavy lifting. we're not going to raise taxes on the middle-class. >> you have 30 seconds. >> i want to say what it on your id is to represent new.
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-- an honor it has been to represent you. my focus has been on creating millions of high-paying jobs and turning our economy around. i am a former federal tax lawyer. and a woman who is a job creator. i'm here nearly every weekend. i will continue to work for you to turn this economy around if you give me the chance. thanks again. i ask for a vote on tuesday. >> thank you both for taking more time to be with us today. we will be back in just a moment. these two will be busy throughout election day. we will be back in just a moment. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> tomorrow, we will talk about mitt romney's governing style from his term in massachusetts. our guest is the boston globe's
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brian looney -- mooney. followed by a look at how president obama would govern if he wins on tuesday. linda feldman is our guest. then we will discuss the voting rights act and how the justice department appoints observers. "washington journal" at 7:00 eastern on c-span. tomorrow, we will talk about the congressional races and it to election day with representatives from texas, kansas, and virginia. our coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. >> the same course we have been
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and will not lead to a better destination. it means $20 killian of debt. crippling unemployment. stagnant take-home pay. depressed home values. a devastated military and unless we change course, we may be looking at another recession. the question comes down to this, the want more of the same or do you want real change? >> we know what changed looks like and what governor romney is selling is not it. giving more power to the banks is not change. another five trillion dollar tax cut to the wealthy is not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of the policies is definitely not change. ruling out a compromise by pledging to rubber-stamp the tea party folks in congress is not
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change. changing the facts when they're inconvenient your campaign, not change. >> " once election coverage with president obama from chicago and mitt romney and president obama in wisconsin. and your reaction by phone, e- mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 on c-span. now, president obama at a rally in hollywood, florida. this is one of four stops for the president. this is about an hour. >> hello, florida. are you fired up? are you ready to go? i am sorry, i could i hear you. are you fired up? ready to go? let me tell you why i am here. because i love barack obama.
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the first time i met him as when he came to florida in february of 2009. he came here because he wanted to help our public-school teachers, he wanted to help our law enforcement officers, he wanted to help our fire fighters. it was the recovery act. when i was your governor, the last two years were the first two years of his presidency. this president came here to help us. we were looking at a hole in our budget deeper than the marriott entrenched. -- mariana trench. the president was talking about the stimulus come of their group -- recovery act, and he got it done. one man came here and got it
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done, president barack obama. but he did not stop there. about a year after that, florida had the most serious environmental disaster in the history of our country. the bp oil spill. guess who came back to help us again? obama. he was here it day after day and just like he was doing in new jersey in the northeast. and you know what, he did not care i was a republican. he did not care that chris christie is a republican. he only knew that people needed help and he was there to help them. you know, he tried to do something else for florida. he tried to give us a bullet train. the high-speed rail.
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remember that? ideology got in the way and that is that for now. i am so happy to be here because, my friends, this campaign, listen to me. but this campaign is about optimism. the other guys are about pessimism. i want you to help me to do something. are you ready to do this? optimism is up. pessimism is down. jobs, under this president, are up. unemployment, equal pay, discrimination, home sales, interest rates, domestic energy, for independence, the auto industry, plant closings, troops home, war, improving
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education, blaming teachers, barack obama -- mitt romney -- going forward, and going backward, hope, despair, ladies and gentlemen, this guy has are back. i saw it as your governor. we saw it all together. we know barack obama. he is a man with a great heart and compassion. men.the strength of 10 n now it is all about voting. we have to make sure we get it done to. the lines are long on election day, do not worry about it. pack a sandwich. take a cooler. call with your friends.
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do not be deterred. do not that anybody suppressor vote -- let anybody suppress your vote. exercise that right because the country is at stake. florida can determine it. if we get it done in florida, when we get it done in florida, it is over. let's get it done. god bless you and god bless barack obama. thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome debbie wasserman schultz. [chanting "debbie"] >> good afternoon, south florida!
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this is an unbelievable sight. i am so proud to have president obama this is such a privilege to represent south florida in our nation's capital. i am the turtle in grateful for the trust you have placed in me. thank you so much for always having my back. i know that we are going to deliver florida for our president, barack obama. [cheers and applause] four more years. four more years. four more years. four more years. >> four more years. >> stating here before all of you, i cannot wait for our president barack obama to see what i see, and that is that
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florida is ready to go. and it is a very good thing that you are my friends, because as floridians, we know only too well the importance of every single vote, do we not? the lesson, remember, it was decided right year by just 537 votes, and this year, it could be even closer, and the stakes are even higher, so make sure you cast your vote. if you have not already -- raise your hand if you have already voted? that is what i am talking about. make sure everyone you know casts their vote, too, because we have, a long way in a few short years. we are out of iraq. we got bin laden.
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the automotive industry is back. do not ask, do not tell is a bad memory. we have less dependence on foreign oil, and we have created more than 5 million private-sector jobs, thanks to barack obama. [cheers and applause] now, we know, we know we have got more to do, but we are on the right track. president obama has a clear, specific plan to build on that over the next four years. his plan will create jobs. it will develop american energy, create the best work force in the world, reduce the deficit in a balanced way, and do some nation-building year-end at home, finally. it is a plan that moves us forward, not backwards.
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i know, i know that so many of you work your hearts out for barack obama in 2008, just like i did. well, my friends, 2012 is even more important. you remember, 2008 was historic. i still remember the feeling i had, seeing president obama on the stage in grant park with his beautiful family. i still get that piece of feeling. but let me tell you something. while 2008 was historic, 2012 is personal. it is personal. it is personal for the young women here today who won control of the decisions that affect their lives, their bodies, and their health. this election is personal for the middle-class families with kids who would see their taxes
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go up by $2,000 under mitt romney's policy, just to pay for more tax breaks for the wealthiest you. is that fair? >> no. >> mitt romney thinks it is. you can be sure i agree. i could not agree more. you can be certain it is personal for millions of seniors here in florida who have worked hard their entire lives to retire with dignity and the security that every american deserves. my friends, i have stood in line behind too many seniors at the drugstore, and where they have to leave two or more of them behind. thanks to obama, that is a thing of the past. but mitt romney would force our seniors to choose between madison and meals again. it is unacceptable, and we are
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not going back. the very last thing we want to see is mitt romney and the medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, costing seniors $6,000 per year. do you know any seniors you can pull another $6,000 out of their pockets? i do not. i do not. this election is personal for those in florida and across the country. are there any students in the house? that is what i thought. it is personal for you, too. my fellow floridians, with all that is at stake, we know we cannot leave anything to chance. we have to put it all on the field in the next few days. i will ask you again. if you have a cell phone, i want you to take it out. take it out and hold it up for me. take out your cell phones, and i will give you some homework, ok?
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you can help out by signing up for just one. texted "florida" to 62262. you get a call from an obama for a merkel volunteer. you can help turn out the vote. now, if you are going to do that, then we have lots of wonderful volunteers. hold up your clipboards, volunteers. fill out a form. you can sign up for a shift, right here, right now. we need you. they know the most precious resources they have got is money. they have got a handful of billionaires' trying to buy the white house, and we have got all of you. i am going with you.
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we are counting on you. president obama is counting on you. they have money. we have a people campaign. so we know. if you have already voted, 2 whatever you can to talk to your friends and family -- do what ever you can talk to your friends and family. this is it, south florida. this is where the rubber meets the road. this is where we win or in an election. we have got to make sure this is no regrets election. none of us want to wake up on one -- on wednesday saying, "should have, would have, could have." we do not want to say, "my gosh, if i had just done a little bit more." there is no way we are going back. we are moving forward, and i am confident that when barack obama
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comes out here, he will know he will be reelected president of the united states on the shoulders of the florida voters. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the recording artists. [cheers and applause] b >> first of all, i went to say
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it is an honor and a blessing to be here today. to just be able to represent for you all, on a serious note. i am a first generation cuban american. i know what my family went through to try to be a to appreciate the opportunity that this country gives you. my grandmother was -- my mother came through, and my father brought boats over. and all of that was done for the simple fact so that i could enjoy freedom, the opportunity of giving my family a better future, controlling my own
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destiny in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] and like i told you guys in the song, ok, next level. one way or another, we are going to get there. [speaking foreign language] and that means we are moving forward. we are moving up, and we are not looking back. so with that said, you do not have got -- do not have to worry. to me, it is a bad word. what we have to worry about is sticking together and doing it together, and that is what we are doing today. it does not matter if we are
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black, pink, purple, orange. we are all, so with that said, which gracias -- muchas gracias. thank you so much. god bless, and god bless america. [cheers and applause] ♪ i am happy as i can be because i am allergic to tragedy
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you know it is time to keep it simple. make it good, do not wait until manana. i think i am cool because your name is on the short seat, now do -- the best thing about me is you ♪ ♪ >> ♪ i climbed days on the history i had a change of philosophy
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i take these days as it comes to me ♪ come on and just say yes making good, do not wait until manana i think i am cool because your name is on the short seat -- she'd the best thing about me is you ♪ >> ♪ tick off your shoes, laid back, and take a load off -- take off your shoes, lay back, and take a load off
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give me your blues let me and loved it away -- let me love it away ♪ the best thing about me is you is you woooo the best thing about me is you ♪ the best thing about me is you the best thing about me is new -- you ♪ the best thing about me is
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you ♪ ♪ >> ♪ two sisters only have their
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parents to blame it is rare that two can get along the sky is full of clouds and my world is full of people you got the different kinds with different ways it would take a lifetime to explain not one is the same, eee different people, with two separate lives then you put the two together, and you get a spectacular surprise
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grow, grow, grow the sky is full of clouds and my world is full of people you have got the different kinds with different ways it would take a lifetime to explain not one is the same, ayayay ♪ ♪
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♪ i often think about the world in which i live today of animals and plants but the most amazing thing that i have seen in my time are all the different people and all their different minds, mines, mines -- minds, minds, minds and different ways it would take a lifetime to
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explain not one is exactly the same so many different people so many different kinds ♪ >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> ladies and gentlemen, now to introduce the president of the united states, please welcome --
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>> good afternoon, everybody. my name is anna belle rios. i am a proud descendant of cuban american immigrants. south florida has been my family's home, and we live the american dream, and just like millions of americans, our ticket was the american automotive industry. my mother has worked at a general motors dealership for as long as i have been alive. a few years ago when the industry was about to collapse, everything was put on hold. we were scared and on certain for our future, but when so many others had counted us out, president obama stepped in and bet on the american worker.
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and because he did, my mom is still helping that dealerships sell the best cars in the world. because he did, a small-business owner can keep his diner opened near the automotive plant, and he can pay his bills. there is a young person you can take pride in the fact that the first car she built -- bought was made in america. living the american dream. my mother os president obama her job, but that is not the only reason we are so grateful to him. i know him my life. this time last year, i was hospitalized with kidney failure. i was as close to graduating college as i was to being uninsured. i did not know what to do, but because of president obama, i could focus on getting better instead of finding insurance.
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obama made it so that i could stay on my parents' insurance until i am 26, so i got the care i needed. my kidney was safely removed, and i am so happy to be here today healthy and ready to go. the only way i can truly think our president is to fight for him as hard as he fought for me and my family, and and talking with a lot of you, knocking on doors and making phone calls, i know it is not about me alone. this election is not about a single person or a single president. it is about all of us. the beauty of the sunshine state means that winning here means winning the election. it is that simple. go out and vote on tuesday, too. let's stay on the road that leads to a better place.
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let's stand by a leader who we trust and who we believe in and who believes in us. let's welcome our president of the united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] . ♪
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>> ♪ the more you see, the more you know ♪ >> hello, florida. are you fired up? are you ready to go? are you ready to go? can everybody please give her a big round of applause for that great introduction? [cheers and applause] you know, stories like hers are why i got into public service in the first place, and i am so proud of her and her family, and she is going to do great things. we also have here your former governor, charlie crist.
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a big round of applause. your outstanding senator for the next six years, he is in the house. representatives brown and -- and the chairwoman of the democratic party debbie wasserman schultz. and let's hear it for your mayor. and all of you are here, and i am really happy about that. you know, for the past several days, all of us have been focused on the storm that has taken place along the east coast. obviously, florida knows something about storms. as a nation, we mourn those that have been lost, and i have been up to new jersey. i have been talking to the
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governors and mayors every single day, and i want people to know that when i talk to them, i talk on behalf of america, and i told them we will be with them every step of the way until we have fully recovered from the hardship and the crisis, and we will do it together because that is what we do in the united states of america. you know, and as heartbroken as we have been by some of the images of families whose lives have been offended, we have also been inspired, seeing police officers and folks rushing into burning buildings and neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. leaders from different of -- different political parties working together to fix what is broken. we see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, we
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always bounce back. we are all in this together. we rise and fall as one nation and as one people, and that is the spirit that has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries, and it has carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years. remember, in 2008, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. we were in the middle of two wars. today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. the automotive industry is back on top. home values are beginning to rise again. we are less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last years. because of the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is coming
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to a close. al qaeda is on the run. osama bin laden is dead. [cheers and applause] so we made real progress, fla., in the past four years, but we are here today, all of you are here today because you know and i know we have got more work to do. as long as there is a single american who wants a job but cannot find one, our work is not done. as long as their families working harder but still falling behind, i work is not yet done. as long as there is a child anywhere, in florida, anywhere in the united states, still languishing in poverty, far from opportunity, we know our fight must go on. our fight goes on because this nation cannot succeed without a
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growing, thriving middle class. our fight goes on because america always does best when everybody has a fair shot and everybody does their fair share and everybody plays by the same rules. that is what we believe. that is what you elected me in 2008, and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [cheers and applause] now, florida, florida, in two days, you have got a choice to make. it is not just a choice between two parties or two candidates. it is a choice between a different vision for america.
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you can choose to return to the top-down policies that hurt our economy, or you can join us in building a future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class. you know, as americans, we are the businessmen, the dreamers, the risktakers who have been the driving force behind our free enterprise system, the greatest engine of prosperity in the world has ever known. but we also believe that in this country, our economy grows best, the markets do best when everybody has a chance to succeed, when everybody is getting a good education, when every worker is learning new skills, when we are investing in research for medical breakthroughs and new technology. we think america is stronger when everyone can count on affordable health insurance,
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when we can protect medicare and social security so we guarantee respect and dignity in retirement. our economy works best when there are some rules in place to protect our kids and consumers from being taken advantage of from unscrupulous credit-card companies or mortgage lenders. and there is something we do not want washington to do. for example, we do not want politicians in washington, most of whom are male, to control health-care decisions for women that they can make themselves. [cheers and applause] now, for eight years, we had a president who shared these beliefs. his name was bill clinton. [cheers and applause] and his economic plan when he came into office, he said some americans could pay a bit more
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while we still invest in our people. you know what? at the time, the republicans in congress and a senate candidate by the name of mitt romney -- i do not want you to boo. i want you to vote. i want you to vote. but a republican candidate by the name of mitt romney said the plans would hurt the economy and kill jobs. his math is just as bad then as it is now. americans created 23 million more jobs, and party was down, and we had a surplus. so, florida, we know that our ideas work. we also know that their ideas do not, because we tried their
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ideas, too. we tried giving big tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. we tried giving insurance companies and oil companies and wall street free rein to do whatever, and we got record deficits and the slowest job growth in half a century, and an economic mess we have been cleaning up ever since, so let's just think about this. here is your choice. you have got ideas that we tried that did not work, and then we of the ideas that we have tried and that did work, so you have a clear choice, but governor romney is very talented. so in this campaign, he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the old ideas that did not work and pretend that the new ideas, and he is offering them up as change, but here is the thing, florida.
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we know what change looks like. what governor romney is offering is not it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that is not more change. trillions and tax cuts for the wealthy, that is not change. refusing to answer questions about your policies until after the election, that is not change. politicians have been doing that for a long time. ruling out a compromise by its rubberstamping, not change. changing the facts when they're inconvenient to your campaign, that is certainly not change. you know, and here is the thing. when you make this choice, part of what you are choosing is who do you trust. because you do not know what
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crisis the next president is going to confront. you do not know what challenge we may have to mean that is unexpected. part of what you are focused on is how does somebody operates, and, fla., after four years as president, you know me. you may not agree with every decision i have made. michelle does not agree with every decision i have made. you may be frustrated sometimes. i am frustrated. but coming here is the thing. you know i say what i mean and i mean what i say. i said i would end the war in iraq. i ended it. i said i would pass health-care reform. i did. i said i would repeal do not ask, do not tell. we repealed it.
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i said we would make sure that the automotive industry would come back strong. it has come back strong. you know what i believe. you know where i stand, et you know no matter what happens, i will fight for you and your family every single day. [cheers and applause] >> four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years. >> so when you are trying to compare the two candidates, and we are talking about change, you know that i know what we'll change look like -- looks like, because i have brought it.
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i have got the scars to prove it. i have gotten gray-haired doing it. and after all we have been through together, to bring about change, we cannot give up on it now. because there is more a change to do. change is america where everyone has a shot. parents, you have got to paris. students, you have got to study. but do not tell me that hiring more teachers will not help the country grow. do not tell me that students should just borrow money -- more money from their parents. that was not an option for me, maybe not for a lot of you. that is why the change i want to bring is to cut tuition and have, make college more affordable. i want 100,000 new math and
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science teachers. i want to train 2 million americans at community colleges for the jobs people are hiring for right now. that is my plan. that is the america we are fighting for. [cheers and applause] change. change comes when we live up to this country's innovation. i could not be prouder of the american workers and american ingenuity when i bet on the automotive industry. they are not going back to just building cars, we are building better cars. because of technology, because of innovation. cars that we are building now by the middle of the next decade will go trice as far. that will save you money. it will help our national security. it will help our environment. and it is not just in the mark
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-- in the automotive industry where we can make these strides. there are workers all across america including year in florida that are building wind turbines and solar panels, and i do not want to subsidize company profit. i want to support the energy jobs of tomorrow and new technology that will cut our imports in half. i do not want to ship jobs overseas. i want them coming year, hiring american workers, making things that were made in america. that is the future i see for this country. change is turning the page on one decade of wars so we can do some nation-building here at home. as long as i am commander in chief, we will pursue our enemies with the strongest military the world has ever known, but it is time to use the
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savings from ending the war is to pay down our debt and rebuilding america, rebuilding wars and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art, and hiring our veterans when they come home, because if you fight for this country, you should have a job when you come home. [cheers and applause] that is my plan to keep america strong. that is what is at stake in this election. change is a future where we reduce our deficit in a way that is balanced and responsible. i cut more than $1 trillion of spending. i intend to do more. but we -- if we are serious about reducing the deficit, we have to go back to what people were paying when bill clinton was president. this is about choices. i am not going to turn medicare
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into a voucher just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. i am not going to ask people to pay more. florida, we know what change is. we know what the future requires, and back in 2008, we talked about change we can believe in, but i also said it is hard, because i was not just talking about some change. we are talking about changing politics. i ran the first time because the voices of the american people, your voices, had been shut out for too long, by lobbyists and special interests, who would do anything to keep things the way they are. they want to protect the status quo. and for the last four years, the
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status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. they have tried to stop us from reforming the health-care system. they have tried to stop us from reform in wall street. the engineered gridlock in congress, refusing to compromise even on ideas that democrats and republicans used to support in the past, and what they are counting on now is that you will be so worn down, so discouraged by all of the squabbling, so tired of dysfunction that you will walk away and leave it. in other words, there bet is on your cynicism, but my bet is on you and your hope, and, listen. i want all parties to work together. we are not democrats and
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republicans first. we are americans first. working with me to help middle- class families and to build a ladder in the middle class. some of them supported us when we cut taxes. some republicans were with us to repealed do not ask, do not tell. as long as i am president, i will work with anybody to move this country forward. if you do not want gridlock, you will vote for those who feel the same way, who put you first instead of politics first, instead of this election first, but sometimes you've got to fight. sometimes you've got to fight for what is right. the price of peace in washington, getting rid of funding for planned parenthood,
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letting insurance companies discriminate against others with pre-existing conditions, people on medicaid or are poor or are elderly or disabled, that is not by partisanship. that is not change. that is surrender to the same status quo that has shrunk the middle class and has cost us jobs, and i do not know about you, but i am not ready to give up on that fight. i do not think you are either, florida. i hope you have still got some fight left in you. listen. the folks at the very top in this country, they do not need another champion in washington. they will always have a seat at the table and will always have access. the people need a champion are the americans whose letters i read late at night when i am done at office, the men and
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women i meet on the campaign trail every day, the laid-off worker who has to go back and retrain at the community college at the age of 55 to try to get a new career in a new field. needs a change. the restaurant owner that cooks good food but who needs a loan. he needs a champion. the cooks and the waiters and the cleaning staff, working overtime at a fort lauderdale hotel, trying to send their kids to college. they need a change. the automotive worker who is with pride and dignity building a great car, he needs a chance. the teacher who is in an overcrowded classroom, may be digging into her pocket to buy school supplies, showing up every day knowing that she is going to make that difference in
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that one child. she needs a champion. the young immigrant who was brought here, pledge allegiance to our flag. understanding themselves to be americans. they need a champion. all of those kids in inner cities, ohio, the rolling virginia hills, kids dreaming of becoming scientists and doctors or engineers or entrepreneurs, diplomats, even president. they need a champion in washington. because they do not have lobbyists. campaign contributions. those kids, that will be our saving grace. and that is why i need you, fla., to make sure their voices are heard, to make sure your voices are heard.
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we have come too far to turn back now. we have come too far. it is time to keep pushing forward. for the workers, to create new jobs, to discover new sources of energy, for opportunities, but to make sure that no matter who you are, the matter how you started out, no matter whether you are black or white or hispanic or asian or african american, young, old, disabled, it does not matter. if you work hard, you can make it here in america, too. that is why i am asking for your vote, florida. i need you to work with me. make some phone calls for me. we are going to win florida. we are going to win this election. we will reaffirm the bond that is holding this country together.
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we will reaffirm what makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. ♪ like a fool i waited too long here i am, , sealed, delivered -- i am yours here i am, signed, sealed, delivered, i am yours
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here i am, baby i have done a lot of foolish things that i really did not mean didn't i? i have seen a lot of things in this old world when i touch them, they mean nothing, girl baby, and here i am signed, sealed, delivered, i am yours you set my soul on fire that is why i know you are my heart's only desire year i am, baby, signed, sealed, delivered, i am yours -- here i am.
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yeah, i have done a lot of foolish things that i did not really mean baby, here i am, baby here i am, baby ♪ sealed, delivered ♪ [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] ♪
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>> ♪ heaven is knockin' on the door that holds the throne i have been looking for the match that leads me home we take care of our own we take care of our own wherever this flag is flown we take care of our own from chicago to new orleans, from the muscle to the bone
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from the shotgun shack to the superdome we yelled help, but the calvary stayed home one here theo bugle bolona -- hearing the bugle blown we take care of our own we take care of our own wherever the flag is flown we take care of our own ♪ ♪ the eyes, the eyes with the will to see where the hearts that run over with mercy where there is the love that has not forsaken made
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-- me with there is the work that's at my hands, my soul free -- that set my hands, my soul free wherever this flag is flown wherever this flag is flown we take care of our own we take care of our own wherever it this flag is flown we take care of our own we take care of our own we take care of our own ♪ wherever this flag is flown we take care of our own ♪
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♪ ♪ sun coming up over new york city
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school bus driver in a traffic jam staring out at the faces in the rearview mirror looking at the promise of the promised land one kid dreams of fame and fortune one kid helps pay the rent one could end up going to prison one just might be president only in america, dreaming in red, white, and blum regionblue -- red, white, and blue only in america
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where we can dream as big as we want to sun going down on an la freeway newlyweds in the back of a limousine welder's son and a banker's daughter all they want is everything she came out here to be an actress he was a singer in a band they just might go back to oklahoma and talk about the stars they could have been ♪ american
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dreaming in red, white, and blue only in america where we can dream as big as we want to we all get a chance everybody gets to dance ♪ >> mitt romney and his wife stopped. this is about one half hour. ♪
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[music from "rocky" plays] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, give a
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warm greeting to the next president of the united states, mitt romney and the next first lady of the united states, ann romney. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. what a philadelphia welcome. thank you so much. i want to introduce the next first lady of the united states, my wife, ann romney. >> this has got to be the thrill of a lifetime. this is amazing. thank you so much. [cheers and applause]
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this campaign is drawing to a close. what a wonderful welcome you have given us and what energy you have given us to know that we can finish this race strong. [cheers and applause] we are so excited about to say. we are so excited to be in pennsylvania. [cheers and applause] i am standing with a man i have stood with for 43 years in marriage. in every circumstance, i have seen him be exceptional in every way. i can tell you, he will not fail. [cheers and applause] we have got to get this right. we love this country. we believe in america. i will watch this man save this country and put it back on
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track, the next president of the united states, mitt romney. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "mitt, mitt"] >> thank you. thank you governor, thank you senator toomey and the next united states senator from pennsylvania. congressman fitzpatrick, we appreciate you being here. we are close to a place people are still suffering from the consequences of a hurricane. our hearts go out to you. if you have extra funds to provide to people, please contact the american red cross or the salvation army or any
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other group helping to provide care to those having a hard time. thanks to the governors helping people, especially governor christie. he is doing everything to help the people of this state. we appreciate his hard work. what a welcome. thank you so very much. this audience and your voices are being heard all over the nation. they are being heard in my heart. people of america understand we are taking back the white house because we are going to win pennsylvania. [cheers and applause]
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i also want to thank the people have been doing so much work on our campaign, making phone calls from our victories centers, putting a sign up in your yard, in your neighbor's yard. convincing a co-worker to vote for paul ryan and me. let's make sure every single person we know gets out and votes on tuesday. what makes this rally and all your work so inspiring is that you are here because you care about america. this campaign is about the future we are going to leave to our children. i want you to stay with us all the way to victory on tuesday night. it is possible that some of your friends or family members have not made up their mind to vote for. let me suggest when you talk to them to tell them to look past the speeches. change cannot be measured in speeches. it is measured in achievement.
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four years ago, candidate obama promised to do so much, but he has fallen so short. he has promised to be a post partisan president, but he has been so partisan. it is not just republicans he has refused to listen to, but also independent voices. he said he was going to focus on creating jobs, but he focused on obamacare, which killed jobs. unemployment is 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short. he promised he would save social security and medicare from insolvency.
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he raided $716 billion from medicare to pay for obamacare. he said he would lower health- insurance premiums for families. have you seen that? the american family pays $3,000 a year more than when he was elected. he said he would work across the aisle on the most important issues america faces. he has not met on the economy, on jobs with either member of the house or the senate. you look at the big debates we have in this country not as a republican or a democrat, but as an american. you watch what has happened in
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this country with an independent voice. you thought president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. there is a problem. he has not. i will. [cheers and applause] let me tell you why he fell so short of what he promised. it is because he cared more about the liberal agenda than repairing the economy. did obama create new jobs? [crowd yells "no"] did his war on coal and gas create new jobs? [crowd yells "no"] does raising taxes put people to work? [crowd yells "no"] did the avalanche of new regulations help small business? [crowd yells "no"] you got it right. almost every measure he took hurt the economy and our fellow americans. 23 million americans are struggling today to find a good job.
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1 in 6 of our fellow citizens are living in poverty. the middle-class is being squeezed with lower take-home pay and high taxes. i spoke yesterday with the wife of a 60-year-old man. he has worked as a welder for 40 years, but he just got laid off. his wife says, what can i do to help him? she made it clear. they do not want a government check. he wants a job. the president thinks more government is the answer. no, mr. president. more good jobs. that is the answer. the question of this election comes down to this. do you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? president obama promised change, but he could not deliver.
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[crowd chants "send him home"] he could not deliver the change he promised. i not only promise change, i have a record of achieving change. i built a business. i helped turn around another one. i helped put the olympics back on track. with the democrat legislature, i helped my state turn from deficit to surplus. we went from higher taxes to higher take-home pay. that is why i am running for president. [cheers and applause] i know how to change the course the nation is on. how to get to a balanced budget, how to build jobs and see rising take-home pay. accomplishing change is not
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something i talk about. it is something i have done and it is something i will do as president of the united states. if you believe we can do better -- [crowd chants "romney, romney"] if you believe we can do better, if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, i asked you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america on day 1. i will not waste time complaining about my predecessor. i will go to work to get
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americans back to work. people across the country are responding to our five part plan to create jobs. part one is taking full advantage of our energy resources -- coal, gas, solar. i will act to speed up the approval of the keystone pipeline. i will designate china as a currency manipulator. we have got to fight for fair jobs. third, i will send to congress something we call the "retraining reform act" so that every worker can get the skills
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they need for a good paying job. i will move to tackle out of control spending. i will send congress fundamental reforms called "the down payment on fiscal sanity act". we will immediately cut government spending. [applause] i am not just going to take office on june were 20, i will take responsibility for that office as well. [applause] #5, i am going to act on all business. i'm going to issue executive orders. the first is the state waivers from obama care. the second will launch a sweeping review of all the obama care regulations.
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for the first time in four years, every entrepreneur or in small business creator will know the president and the government of the united states likes them and likes the jobs they bring to our fellow americans. paul ryan and i will limit government, instead of limiting the dreams of our fellow americans. our choice on tuesday can lead to one of two very different outcomes. you know if the president were to be reelected, he would still be unable to work with the people in congress. he is ignored them, attack them, blamed them, and the debt ceiling will come up again. shut down and defaults will be threatened. that freezes the economy. by the way, the president was right the other day when he said he cannot change washington from the inside, only from outside.
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we will give him that chance soon. when i am elected, i will work with republicans and democrats in congress. i will meet with the leaders. i will leave with the good men and women to care more about the country than politics. it the president is reelected, he will continue this war on coal, oil, and natural gas. what i am elected we will create jobs, help with prices of the pot. -- at the pump we will achieve north american energy independence in eight years. [applause] it the president or be to reelected, he would crush small business with this plan to raise taxes, expand regulations,
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oppose obama care. i care about small business. i see it as a means for people to fulfill their dreams. last week i met a lady in richmond. she's been running the family business 40 years. a business in the family for 82 years. at high point she employed 200 people. she just closed it down. she told the regulations, taxes, obama care, and the effects of the obama economy put her out of business. i want to help the hundreds of thousands of these and dreamers like her, and i will. you know, by the way, if the president were to be reelected, he will say anything he has to get your support and make you
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think he will improve our schools. so your kids would have the same schools with the same results. when i am president i will be a voice to the children and their parents, because they do not have a union at the bpa. -- the pta. i want to make sure parents have the information they need to know if a school is succeeding or not, and i want them to have the choice of the school they believe is right for their child's future. when i was governor of my state, we took our schools to the top of the nation by working together. listening to the good buys from our teachers. people who dedicated their lives to listening to their kids and always putting the students first. and education first. i will do the same thing as president.
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the last few months of the campaign is gathering the strength of a movement, which is obvious by looking around this audience tonight. it is not just only the size of the crowds, the debt of the shared conviction. this makes me strive to be even more worthy of your support in campaign as i would govern and speak for the aspirations of all americans. i learned as governor of massachusetts that the best achievements are shared achievements. i learned respect and good will go a long way it usually returned in kind. that is how i will conduct myself as president. i will bring -- bring people together. i will represent one nation. [crowd chanting "usa"]
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throughout this campaign, using every argument he can think of, he is tried to convince you the past four years have been a success. the plan for the next four years is to take all the ideas from the next term, the stimulus, borrowing, and do them all over again. he called the plan "forward." i call it "forewarned." the same course we have been on will not lead to a better destination. it means 20 trillion in debt. it means crippling unemployment continuing. it means stagnant take home pay and depressed home values. unless we change course, we keep looking at another recession. in his closing argument as this past week president obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge.
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for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. [applause] do the other we must lead america to a better place. we're only two days away from a fresh start. two days away from the first day of a new beginning. and an unshakable faith in the american spirit. is anyone worried the past four years the best we are to do, anyone who fears the american dream is fading away. if there is anyone wonders whether better jobs and better paychecks are a thing of the past, i've a clear and unequivocal message. with the right leadership, america will come roaring back.
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[applause] we are americans. we can do anything. the only thing that stands between us and some of the best years we've known is lack of leadership. and this tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do. to put the past four years behind us and start building a future. you saw the differences between the present and i when we were standing side by side in the debates. i cannot wait for us to get started. he is hoping we will settle. americans do not settle. we listen to the voice that says we can do better. a better life, a better america. the better life is out there waiting for us.
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our destiny is in your hands. two more days. two more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country, restoring our confidence renewing the conviction. we're confident we're on a solid path. confident college graduates will find better jobs. confidence single mothers working two jobs will have a better shot at a better job. i want to tell you about an experience i had just last night. reminded me of something that happened many years ago. i was serving as a leader in the boy scouts of america. got some starters here, i can tell. there was a table of the front of the room. i was seated at the next to the american flag. the person speaking was the scout master from monument, colorado. he described the fact that the
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troop wanted a very special flags said it bought one and had flown above the capitol building. came back, and they wanted it to go to on -- wanted it to go on the space shuttle. nasa agreed. there were so proud looking at the space shuttle from home room. then they saw it explode on the tv screen. he said he called last a couple weeks later and asked if they had any remnants of the flag? they have not. nothing. finally some time later he was reading an article in the newspaper and dimensions the debris collected from the challenger disaster. there was a note about a flag, so he called nasa and said heavy found some part of the fly, and he said we have a presentation to make you boys. nasa came in, the boy scout troop gathered, and were
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presented with a plastic container. there was the flag in perfect condition. he said that said at the table. i reached over and touched a hold of the flag and pulled it out. it was as if the electricity was running through my arm because i thought about the sacrifice of the men and women in this space program who put themselves in harm's way for learning, pioneering, for us. it is part of the american spirit. to live for something bigger than yourself. as see it in the men and women who serve in our military. they serve us for liberty, freedom. i love all the verses in america the beautiful, but one stands out. will the veterans and members of the armed forces please
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raise your hands and be recognized? [applause] we live for things bigger than ourselves. schools, churches, families. i think about my sister. my sister is in her 70's. she has eight children. seven of them married. kids of their own. the eighth child was born down syndrome. he is now 43-years-old. he lives at home with his mom. she devotes her time and care to caring for that child. she is a hero to me. i love america's moms. single moms and dads to make a difference for their families. this christmas i am thinking of all the couples that will not
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be exchanging gifts with one another to make sure they could have another great christmas for their kids. think of all the great moms scraping to get by and have a good meal on the table for kids at the end of the day. think of the dads and moms that are working two jobs so they can buy the kind of close their kids need so they will not stand out in school. we are a generous people. we give to others in need. we live for things bigger than ourselves, and on november 6, we can come together for a better future. on november 7, we're going to get to work. i would like you to reach across the street to the neighbor with the other guys in yard sign, and we will reach across the aisle in washington to people good faith in the other party. this much more than our moment. it is america's moment of renewal, purpose, and optimism.
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we of journeying far and wide in the campaign for america's future, and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. we have known that many long days and short nights, and now we are close. the door to a brighter future is there. it is open and waiting for us. i need your vote, work. i want you to walk with me. we're taking back america. we are going to keep america at the home of the brave. we love you. thank you so very much. great to be with you. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012]
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>> president obama and mitt romney continue on the campaign trail tomorrow. the president will travel to madison, wisconsin, and columbus, ohio, and will end in the morning, iowa. mitt romney will travel to florida, fairfax virginia, columbus, ohio, and hold a wrap- up rally in manchester, new hampshire. >> republican vice-presidential candidate paul ryan campaigns tomorrow in colorado. our live coverage from johnstown begins at 3:35 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> tomorrow, on washington journal, " we talk about mitt
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romney's governing style from his term as governor in massachusetts. our guest is brian mayor lee, who has covered massachusetts politics for more than -- brian mooney, who has covered new hampshire -- massachusetts politics for three decades. then a look at president obama's governing style, then a discussion of the voting rights act and how federal observers are used to monitor polling places. washington journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i watched the recent debates on c-span -- the coverage is very unbiased and unfiltered. a variety of different points of view. they present the information and that you can not you are wrong conclusion. i frequently tune in to the live sessions of the house and senate.
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there are important legislation that comes up. i am a federal employee -- we do not have a federal budget all the time. >> he watches c-span. c-span, created by american cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now, a look at vice-president joe biden and his wife jill at a rally in ohio. the first three events to date in the state for the vice- president. this is just under an hour. ♪ >> hello, everyone. it is great to be in ohio.
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[applause] i would like to introduce some of the joe biden family members who are here today. first is our daughter ashley and her husband howard. you have to see finnegan my granddaughter. we want to thank you for all you have done for the campaign. even if joe were not on this ticket, i would still be working hard. this is going to make such a difference. i am a teacher. it is so great to be here in a high school. [applause] i teach english full-time at a community college. that is why i am so grateful
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that president obama and my husband have moved forward on education. i care about this election. i am a military mom. are there any members of the military here? thank you for your service. our son is a member of the delaware army national guard. he served for a year in iraq. i had the honor of meeting many military members and their family. i would look at how much they sacrifice. i want to make sure all of our veterans and their families get the benefits they have earned and the respect they deserve. finally, i am involved in this campaign as a woman who cares
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about the direction of this country. [applause] i have seen how they vote for our freedoms every single day. the president and the vice- president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own health care. when i think about this tuesday, i know that all of this is on the line. we cannot go back where we have to move forward. we have the best team on our side. we have barack. we have joe. we have michelle. most importantly, we have you. i would like to introduce a man
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who has moved us for word from my husband and your vice president of joe biden. >> i am joe biden. i am jill's husbands. i am delighted to be here. mr. mayor, thank you for the passport and your city. -- into your city. jill does teach full-time as well as the second lady.
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the worst thing you can do to a principle or a teacher is to say there is an an event at school on sunday. thank you for making this gymnasium available. i love sherrod brown. that is the guy i love. how about jason mraz? i know why you guys are here. since you arrived on time even though last night was the end of daylight savings time, i assume to figure it out. this is mitt romney's time of the year got his favorite day. he officially gets to turn back the clock. that is what he does. he does it officially.
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he tries to do it every other way but this time he actually gets to turn back the clock. over the last week or so since hurricane sandy incentive -- it affected parts of cleveland as well, i went to a church this morning. they told us the pastor he talked about the damage done. i tell you what. one of the things from the day before the storm hit, the president i would get on the line with a conference call with all the governors in the affected states, from my state of delaware, and with the mayors as well. with all of our team, the secretary of defense.
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the fema director and the entire team. my mom used to say out of everything bad something good will happen. what i took away from this last week was the incredible amount of cooperation just between democrats and republicans. my governor is a democrat. he is on the line and he is talking to governor chris christie. he is saying we got hit in delaware. you got hit worse than we did. we will send you some of our cherry pickers to put up the electricity. that was the nature of the conversation. i was proud. i was elected without is a 29 year old kid. that is how it used to be. we used to always work together. that is the way it used to work. i have a great relationship with my republican colleagues. there are a lot of good
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republicans up there who are prepared to make principal compromise, not ideologues. i look back and see the guys who have worked with all my life and the women, olympia snowe, colin powell, alan simpson. it used to work. when this election is over we have to get back to doing it again. we have to move together. it is not just that we have additional balance, we have such a gigantic opportunities as a nation. we are so well-positioned relative to the rest of the world. we have made real progress. i had never met to guys who are more negative about the country's and the guys we are running against. we traded 5.4 million private- sector jobs and they say we are in decline. they said we are in decline. housing is up.
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larger than any time since 2008. we are in decline. exports are up 47%, 500,000 manufacturing jobs. 3 million working kids in college because of pell grants. no matter what those ads say, we did rescue the automobile industry. we saved 1 million jobs. we expanded benefits for medicare. we ended the war in iraq. we will end the war in afghanistan. we agreed to 1 million new manufacturing jobs. the talent is not there now. we will be recruit 100,000 math
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and science teacher so we remain the best in the world in education. we are going to cut our oil imports than half the produce more homegrown energy. we have an abundance of natural gas in this state. the guys getting from this high school will hear the word in sourcing as much as my kids a generation heard the word "outsourcing." it is going to change. we're going to give tax breaks to companies that come home, not those that go abroad. look. we will remain the leading economy in the 21st century. we are have the most powerful military force in the world.
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it is not enough just to leave by the power of our example but, but the power of our example. we are once again respected throughout the world. we're the most admired nation in the world. so much opportunity. all it takes is some principled compromise to replace stubborn ideology. the american people have an opportunity to choose on tuesday which direction literally they want the country to move in. the differences are stark. i apologize. if you saw the debate, we have four debates. i had one with the congressman. [cheers and applause] if you listen to those debates,
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especially the last several you begin to wonder whether or not there are stark differences. governor romney and congressman ryan seemed to be running away from what they stood for the last decade. they cannot run away from their shadow until the sun goes down. it is going down tuesday. did you guys see that last debate on foreign policy? i did not know whether governor romney was going to endorse barack or debate him. i did know which it was. he was flying on that debate on the wings of the snow white dove.
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i heard you say things i've never heard him say before. he went from saying when we ended the war in iraq it was a tragic mistake. we should have bought 30,000 combat troops there. it sounds like he never supported the war in the first place. he sounds like barack obama. he went from partially criticizing us for saying the united states would turn over full united states by the ended 2014. -- full responsibility to the afghans by the end of 2014. do you member my debate with ryan that he said that was a mistake. we should keep troops in the east. when you listen to romney, he went from think it was a bad idea to set a timetable to saying good idea. when we asked "if you will commit the you'll end the war by the ended 2014," they used their favorite phrase "it
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depends." with these guys everything depends. it always depends. it is never safe. never. my grandfather used to say "be aware of the converted." on foreign-policy, they are running away as fast as they can from their record of what they will do. on women's issues, as hard as they try, they cannot bring themselves to climb into the 21st century. it is just too hard for them. [applause]
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they are stuck somewhere between 1955 and 1965. you know the expression sometimes silence is deafening? the refusal of the governor to take issue and walk away from richard murdock, the candidates -- richard mourdocke, t, the candidates in indiana. it says as much about mitt romney and his refusal to speak up as it says about him. i want to make it real clear to you. remember in the debate when governor romney was asked a question. do you believe women are entitled to equal pay for equal work? he started talking about binders. it was amazing. there are qualified women he found in his binders. it is amazing. he had a whole binder full qualified women.
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as you point out, he never did answer that question. he never did answer it. when they went back after the debate, one of his chief advisers when asked did the governor supports the lily ledbetter act, he said no. he voted against the act. ladies and gentlemen, i can gonfalon and talk more about this. i want to make something real clear about where barack obama and i stand. you met my granddaughter. she's one my four granddaughters. she's friends with sasha and malia. i told her we're going to mass at 9:00 and she said "i cannot go."
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i asked her why. she said "i have to meet barack. we have basketball practice." this goes to the heart and then hits. barack obama and i believe as to our spouses that my daughter and his daughters, my granddaughters are entitled to every single opportunity my son is entitled to. every single opportunity. there is no exception. none. that is the fundamental difference between mitt romney
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and the president and i. the one issue that has not been discussed much as it should be in this campaign that will have more impact on the life of our daughters is to make up the supreme court. the next president will appoint one to possibly three new justices. just imagine the 40 years of progress we have fought to make for women in america. ask yourself, what are the prospects for a in a mitt romney appointed court? there is lots at stake in this election. it is not just that they run away from their positions now that they know they are not
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popular. they're trying to backpedal. there are two things that have really change the surprise me. i was elected to senate when i was a kid. i served with eight presidents. i have never seen a race like this. here is the deal. take a look at what this new republican party is all about. this is not your father's republican party. here is the deal. this is not even mitt romney's father's republican party. they built this party on two new building blocks. the only way to do this is to get tax cuts to people making a minimum of $1 million a year. that is what they propose.
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here is the deal. they talked a lot about the $5 trillion tax plan. when asked what about your five trillion dollar tax plan, every study shows it'll raise taxes for middle class with children by $2,000 a year. he said i do not have a $5 trillion tax plan. my tax plan does not cost anything. seriously. that is what he said. remember when i went in with a debate with my colleague i said can you name me one loophole that you'll cut for the wealthy that will allow you to pay for
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this tax cut. he cannot name one. mr. romney did not name one. they walked with publicly from the fundamental of the foundational principles on which this new party is built. there's a second piece of the new party. it is why was the congressmen picked. he was picked because he is the author of the ryan budget. the ryan budget is the new way to advertise. he advertised at the intellectual new right about how we're going to get spending under control. we do not have to wonder what his budget does. it has already passed the house. it has already passed the house of representatives. when it passed it is a black and white. the new york times referred to it as the most extreme budget plan passed by house of congress in modern times. you have newt gingrich arguing
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in the last campaign that his right-wing social engineering. it decimates programs that affect the middle class. it cut pell grants. it eliminates college tuition tax credits. it turns medicare into a voucher system you can buy back into medicare if you have enough money. all this will cost future recipients hundred up tens of thousands of dollars. now they say that is not the budget we support. it already has been passed. when it passed, mitt romney called it a "marvelous document" and said he would have signed if he were president. these guys are trying to play con game.
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two're trying to say that things that really created this new republican party they no longer subscribe to. when in fact it exactly is today are here these guys are shameless. they are not bad men. why do they do it? it is all done in the service of being able to accommodate these massive tax cuts. otherwise if they did not turn medicare into a voucher program, if they did not cut $500 million a year out of education. all i have to remind you do not be fooled by the fact they're trying to run away from it now. they have a record. we have seen this before. we know how it ends.
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it ended in 9 million people being unemployed. it ended in $16 trillion of loss for all of you in your equity in your homes. be made on your mortgage payments but found out because a couple of guys went under you do not have the equity you thought you had. you watch your 401k and your pension plan get clobbered. this is all about making sure we do not go back. the amazing thing is now in addition to running away from what they have stood for, everything they have stood for, now romney is running two at that are the most outrageous i have seen. it takes a lot of brass for them to run. they are both being run in your
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state. the first one is how he's going to get tough on china. romney tough on china and? this is the same man the washington post said the pioneered outsourcing. limited action against china at this stage is a thousand jobs. romney said we were protectionists. this is a man who has part of his fortune invested in chinese outsource company. he is calling for a new tax that says if you're going to build a new factory, find the country that has the single low as corporate tax rate in the world, the lowest wages, and build it there and you never have to pay a penny in taxes any bring that money back home. it will create 800,000 new jobs.
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all of them are overseas. that giant sucking sound will continue. why would you build a plant in ohio or delaware when you could go someplace and build the same plant at lower wages and pay virtually no taxes? i have one word for romney. malarkey. it is pure malarkey. the other ads are running here, it is pernicious. that ad you have seen that says president clinton bankrupt chrysler so that italians could buy it to ship jobs overseas to china. jeep jobs. i do not know of anybody of you guys know that people have got
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up on their feet because they have gotten back to reclaim their dignity. this is cynical what they're doing now. their number of people that called in and that is my job going debt it has before. it is scaring the living devil out of our people. this is absolutely palace. -- callous. it preys on the fears of the american people who would knock down hard and are now back up. have you ever seen a time when two major corporations would publicly in the last week of a campaign say that the republican candidates was lying? this is unusual. i think the denver post editorial put it the best.
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"beyond the ads veracity is a question of character." it goes on to state "in places in ohio where one in eight jobs are on the line, such a lie matters. it makes them wary that better economic times are just beginning to see dissolved in front of their eyes." "it bespeaks an indifference to the concerns of ohio's working- class. that is just as revealing as backing an ad that leaves a wholly untruthful impression." my mommy say character is not determined by what you're doing. it is determined by what you do